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The Imitation Game 2014

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum

Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Mark Strong, Charles Dance, Matthew Goode

8.1 IMDB Rating
The Theory of Everything 2014

A look at the relationship between the famous physicist Stephen Hawking and his wife.

Director: James Marsh

Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, Charlie Cox, David Thewlis, Emily Watson, Simon McBurney

7.7 IMDB Rating
Argo 2012

Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue si...

Director: Ben Affleck

Stars: Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Alan Arkin, Bryan Cranston, Taylor Schilling, Kyle Chandler

7.7 IMDB Rating
Becoming Jane 2007

A biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman.

Director: Julian Jarrold

Stars: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy, Julie Walters, James Cromwell, Maggie Smith, Anna Maxwell Martin

7.1 IMDB Rating
Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003

A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works.

Director: Peter Webber

Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, Judy Parfitt, Joanna Scanlan

7.0 IMDB Rating
The Other Boleyn Girl 2008

Two sisters contend for the affection of King Henry VIII.

Director: Justin Chadwick

Stars: Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, Eric Bana, Kristin Scott Thomas, Jim Sturgess, Mark Rylance

6.7 IMDB Rating
The Duchess 2008

A chronicle of the life of 18th century aristocrat Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, who was reviled for her extravagant political and personal life.

Director: Saul Dibb

Stars: Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling, Aidan McArdle, Dominic Cooper

6.9 IMDB Rating
Dog Day Afternoon 1975

A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.

Director: Sidney Lumet

Stars: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning, Carol Kane, Chris Sarandon, Sully Boyar, Penelope Allen

8.0 IMDB Rating
Catch Me If You Can 2002

The story of Frank Abagnale Jr., before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a ...

Director: Steven Spielberg

Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Amy Adams, Nathalie Baye, Martin Sheen, Jennifer Garner

8.1 IMDB Rating
Gandhi 1982

Gandhi's character is fully explained as a man of nonviolence. Through his patience, he is able to drive the British out of the subcontinent. And the ...

Director: Richard Attenborough

Stars: Ben Kingsley, Roshan Seth, Martin Sheen, Ian Charleson, Edward Fox, Candice Bergen

8.1 IMDB Rating
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 1969

Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close.

Director: George Roy Hill

Stars: Robert Redford, Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, Strother Martin, Jeff Corey, Henry Jones

8.1 IMDB Rating
12 Years a Slave 2013

In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.

Director: Steve McQueen

Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt

8.1 IMDB Rating
In the Name of the Father 1993

A man's coerced confession to an IRA bombing he did not commit results in the imprisonment of his father as well. An English lawyer fights to free the...

Director: Jim Sheridan

Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Pete Postlethwaite, John Lynch, Beatie Edney, Mark Sheppard

8.1 IMDB Rating
Rush 2013

The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda.

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Alexandra Maria Lara, Olivia Wilde, Pierfrancesco Favino

8.1 IMDB Rating
Hotel Rwanda 2004

Paul Rusesabagina was a hotel manager who housed over a thousand Tutsi refugees during their struggle against the Hutu militia in Rwanda.

Director: Terry George

Stars: Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Desmond Dube, Hakeem Kae-Kazim, Nick Nolte, Joaquin Phoenix

8.1 IMDB Rating
Into the Wild 2007

After graduating from Emory University, top student and athlete Christopher McCandless abandons his possessions, gives his entire $24,000 savings acco...

Director: Sean Penn

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Marcia Gay Harden, William Hurt, Jena Malone, Brian Dierker, Vince Vaughn

8.1 IMDB Rating
Hacksaw Ridge 2016

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American histo...

Director: Mel Gibson

Stars: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Teresa Palmer, Luke Bracey

8.2 IMDB Rating
Andrei Rublev 1966

The life, times and afflictions of the fifteenth-century Russian iconographer.

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Stars: Anatoly Solonitsyn, Ivan Lapikov, Nikolai Sergeyev, Nikolai Grinko, Irma Rausch, Nikolai Burlyayev

8.2 IMDB Rating
The Elephant Man 1980

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, ther...

Director: David Lynch

Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller, Freddie Jones

8.2 IMDB Rating
A Beautiful Mind 2001

After John Nash, a brilliant but asocial mathematician, accepts secret work in cryptography, his life takes a turn for the nightmarish.

Director: Ron Howard

Stars: Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Paul Bettany, Adam Goldberg, Judd Hirsch

8.2 IMDB Rating